A damp basement is a very common problem for Toronto residents. The Belvedere Home Improvements Ltd. team follows a comprehensive set of procedures to ensure the problem is solved with our reliable basement waterproofing services in East York. All work is backed by our 30-year guarantee.
If there is pavement or concrete against your house, we begin the basement waterproofing process by cutting accurately with a saw, which helps to establish a clean expansion joint. Then, we excavate to below the footings of the home. In doing so, we take every precaution to protect landscaping and nearby structures on your property and on your neighbours’ property, if necessary.
We then brush and clean the entire exterior wall and fill in all cracks with a hydraulic cement compound. After that, we parge the entire wall with cement and seal it with two coats of asphalt foundation sealer. Finally, we cover the wall with a hardy waterproof plastic membrane.
We install new 4’’ weeping tile connected to the drain system and cover it with a minimum of 18’’ of gravel. Then, we backfill and power tamp the area to prevent sinking and to ensure that it slopes away from the house. Once the area has been power tamped, we remove all debris and any excess fill. Finally, we can landscape or rebuild decks, porches or other structures over the repaired areas.
Normally, we dig by hand after notifying the utility companies, which include Enbridge Gas, Rogers Cable and Bell Canada.
Belvedere offers the following basement waterproofing services:
Belvedere relies on two methods for basement lowering jobs.
The weeping tile and downspouts have been connected to the drain system and the wall covered with cement, brushed-on asphalt and a plastic membrane. This Glen Rd. home will stay dry for decades to come.
This basement has a very large crack under the windows from water damage. This presents a danger to the foundation of this home, and the basement requires waterproofing as a result.
Waterproofing your basement will prevent a number of expensive problems from arising in the future. A dry basement protects your home and property investment. It prevents the growth fungi and mold that can cause or aggravate respiratory ailments and it keeps your home safe from water-related electrical hazards.
Exterior waterproofing prevents water from entering foundation walls therefore preventing the wicking and molding of building materials. Waterproofing a structure from the exterior is the only method the IBC (International Building Code) recognizes as adequate to prevent structural damage caused by water intrusion.
If your basement has yet to receive waterproofing treatment, Belvedere is ready to lend a helping hand. Give us a call today for additional information and a free estimate for your basement waterproofing project in East York.